It’s been over a decade since two former Big 12 Conference rivals, the Nebraska Cornhuskers and the Oklahoma Sooners, collided on the gridiron to decide the conference champion of the 2010 season. The Sooners won that game and denied the Cornhuskers a shot at the Big 12 title in their final season in the conference before transferring to the Big Ten the year after. The two decorated programs will face one another in what should be an instant classic.
With that, NitroBetting prepares for another weekend of college football and provides you with the hottest game previews. Right below, you can find all the necessary information to lock in on the best picks. We start you off with event details and team and player statistics, followed by the latest NCAAF betting odds, betting trends, and betting predictions. Check the out latest 2021 College Football odds at out online Bitcoin sportsbook.
Virginia vs. North Carolina Game Information
- When: Saturday, September 18, 2021, 6:00 PM ET
- Where: Kenan Memorial Stadium, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
- TV: ACC Network
- Radio: WWWV 97.5. (Virginia) / WPTF 98.5 FM/680 AM (North Carolina)
- Live Stream: WatchESPN
- College Football Odds: Virginia Cavaliers (+8.0) / North Carolina Tar Heels (-8.0)
Why Bet on the Virginia Cavaliers?
Following games where the Cavaliers scored over 40 points on both occasions, the team looks on pace to add another win and maintain an unbeaten streak. However, the Tar Heels are fierce competitors, and the Hoos will have to be at their best if they want to bring this one home. In their previous game against Illinois, Brennan Armstrong put on a show after recording 405 yards on 27-of-36 passing with 5 touchdowns and an interception.
The receiving side was led by Jelani Woods who finished the game with 122 yards on 5 receptions and a touchdown. Dontayvion Wicks also had a field day as he recorded 69 yards on 3 receptions and a pair of touchdowns. Furthermore, Billy Kemp and Wayne Taulapapa combined for 58 receiving yards and 2 touchdowns.
Defensively, Joey Blount guided the unit and recorded a team-high 7 tackles (5 solo). Right behind him is Noah Taylor with 7 tackles (4 solo) and 2 sacks, while Hunter Stewart is the only other player to record a sack for the side on top of 3 tackles. Anthony Johnson accounted for an interception as well as 5 tackles (2 solo) to help the Cavaliers seal the 42 to 14 victory against Illinois.
Why Bet on the North Carolina Tar Heels?
The Tar Heels are coming from an incredible 59-point game against the Georgia State Panthers. Head coach Mack Brown did well to bounce back from their first game loss and build more confidence as they hit the road for a second time. In their winning efforts, they dominated the game with 607 total yards as opposed to the Panthers’ 271 yards. Although both teams were neck and neck in total rushing yards and possession, the Tar Heels set themselves apart by converting every scoring opportunity that came their way.
By the end of the game, Sam Howell completed 352 yards on 21-of-29 passing and 3 touchdowns. He also topped the rushing unit with 104 yards on 11 carries and a pair of touchdowns. The receiving side was led by Antoine Green, who had 117 yards on 3 receptions and a touchdown. Additionally, John Downs, Emery Simmons, and Bryson Nesbit recorded one touchdown apiece.
On defense, the duo of Ja’Qurious Conley and Cam’Ron Kelly had 5 tackles (4 solo) each, followed by Eugene Asante who completed 4 solo tackles. Myles Murphy documented the only sack of the team, while Power Echols filed the only interception.
Virginia vs. North Carolina Betting Trends
- Virginia is 4-1 in its last 5 games.
- Virginia is 2-3 in its last 5 away games.
- The totals have gone over in 2 of Virginia’s last 5 games.
- North Carolina is 4-1 in their last 5 home games.
- North Carolina is 2-3 against the spread in its last 5 home games.
- The totals have gone under in 2 of North Carolina’s last 5 games.
Virginia vs. North Carolina Expert Betting Predictions
Although the Cavaliers have the better record in the first two weeks of the season, North Carolina takes the upper hand in this instance. With home-field advantage and a better-looking squad, they have a solid chance of winning. However, we cannot overlook how Virginia performed in the last few weeks. They should do well enough to cover the spread and even pull off the surprise win if they avoid putting a foot wrong. Ultimately, we have ourselves a great game ahead of us this weekend.
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